Monday, 9 December 2013

Winter Fun

The latest challenge at Crafty Cardmakers is 'Winter Fun'.
 Marie wants any creation that shows having fun in winter but it must not be Christmas or New Year related! So no Christmas/New Year cards but something that you have fun with during the winter like skiing or sledging.

After much deliberation - (I was considering a mug of hot choccie with lots of marshmallows - that is DEFINTELY my idea of fun when it's cold..... )I chose to make a card which shows a skating snowman!

I have had this image for a long long time and he seemed so 'right' somehow for this theme!

This was a quickie card make but hope he's inspired you to come and join us this challenge.
The background was the usual 'swiss dots' embossing folder on textured linen card and matted onto dark green.
For an extra bit of highlight I covered Frosty here with Glossy Accents - he's all shiny  in real life!

The snowflake flourishes die from Memory Box have seen a lot of use this year! I applied liberal helpings of Stickles to the dies and it's quite a sparkly effect  but doesn't show it well in this photo - added 3 small sparklies on the top of the card.
The sentiment is a freebie from TLC - and perfect I think!!

Challenges -
Word Play Saturday - Snowman
Sweet Pea Stampers - It's cold outside
PCJ - Christmas
Sentimental Sundays - Snowman
Craft Your Passion - Let It Snow
Lexi's - Snow
Paper Playtime - Winter Fun

Please pop over and visit my teamies and thanks for stopping by today. x


  1. FAN TAS TIC card Viv....just love it and that image is coloured great against the white...xx

  2. hahaha...fantastic saying...
    love the super-lovely image!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

  3. I think he's had a brandy or two, going by his rosy cheeks. A super card Viv - not at all bah humbug! X

  4. The skating snowman is just adorable Viv.

    Hugs Diane

  5. wow, another fab card Viv, Annette x

  6. This is so gorgeous Viv, I like the fun snowman image the embossing and the embellishments.
    Kevin xx

  7. You have made a wonderful card here. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this fortnight of “it’s cold outside” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

  8. You have made a wonderful card here. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this fortnight of “it’s cold outside” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

  9. What a happy image and a gorgeous card. Love the sentiment :o)
    Jackie xx

  10. Brilliant card Viv, I love that snowman what a fantastic image! Susan x

  11. What a wonderful card and adorable snowman.

  12. Thank you for playing at Paper Playtime. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
    Paper Playtime Challenge Page on Facebook
    Stop by our other linky party blog An Inky Situation and Link Up!
    :) Janis

  13. Fantastic card Viv, that is a super happy image.
    Yvonne p.s. I have a card ready to post to you, need your new addy.

  14. I love the card, especially the sentiment! Thank you for taking part of Sweet Pea Stampers this month "It's cold outside". We wish you good luck and hope to see you again. Sylvia, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team

  15. Lovel your happy little snowman Viv, great colouring...


  16. Hi Viv - originally came over here as I saw your card on Create with TLC ... then I see that you've linked up to Lexi's so I'll add my DT "hat" too!!!!! Love the fun image and the gorgeous snowflake die, which was what caught my eye!
    Thanks for playing at Lexi's Creations this time.
    Helen x (Lexi's DT)

  17. Lol! love the sentiment - must remember that one. Thanks for sharing this lovely card for The Sweet Pea Stampers 'it's cold outside' challenge - hope to see more of your lovely crafting soon - Hazel, Design Team - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too. And you could also enter The Glory of Christmas 22 x

  18. so gorgeous viv.i love your snowman and stunning snowflake ;D

    xx coops xx

  19. Absolutely amazing! I love the die you used to surround the image, and this has to be one of the cutest snowmen!!
    Thanks so much for playing along in my "snowman" word play saturday challenge at My Creative Moments! Hope you'll join in my new challenge too! I just posted the new challenge.

  20. Beautiful Card! -Thanks for joining in at sweet pea stampers this time.

  21. This is just fabulous Viv, I love it.
    Hugs Kimx

  22. I love the image, Viv, and the card. And of course, I will make snowmen instead of shoveling, any day. ;)

  23. Good words to live by, and what a FUN card! Love the cheerfulness of it!

  24. Thank you for linking up at Paper Playtime! This challenge blog is moving to Pause Dream Enjoy beginning Tues, Jan 7. Please bookmark the site and come link up in January!
    Linky Parties hosted at Pause Dream Enjoy
    Pause Dream Enjoy Facebook Fan Page
    :) Janis

  25. soo cute! Congrats on your win at Sentimental Sundays!!!

  26. Oh this is a joyful card Viv . . . and beautifully coloured and embellished too.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx


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